Psa 31:1  <To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> In thee, O LORD, do

I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy


Psa 31:2  Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my

strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

Psa 31:3  For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s

sake lead me, and guide me.

Psa 31:4  Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for

thou art my strength.

Psa 31:5  Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O

LORD God of truth.

Psa 31:6  I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in

the LORD.

Psa 31:7  I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast

considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

Psa 31:8  And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast

set my feet in a large room.

Psa 31:9  Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is

consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

Psa 31:10  For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing:

my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.


Psa 31:11  I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among

my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me

without fled from me.

Psa 31:12  I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken


Psa 31:13  For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side:

while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away

my life.

Psa 31:14  But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

Psa 31:15  My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine

enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Psa 31:16  Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy

mercies’ sake.

Psa 31:17  Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee:

let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

Psa 31:18  Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous

things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Psa 31:19  Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for

them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee

before the sons of men!

Psa 31:20  Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the

pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the

strife of tongues.

Psa 31:21  Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous

kindness in a strong city.

Psa 31:22  For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes:

nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried

unto thee.

Psa 31:23  O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth

the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Psa 31:24  Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all

ye that hope in the LORD.